user1593 said: Hi. I am 21 years old, and its been 1 and a half year since I've undergone lung surgery(thoracotomy due to spontaneous pneumothorax) and one lobe from my right lung was removed. Since then almost everyday I suffer a lot from back pain and also in my spinal cord. Please suggest something that I can do to reduce that pain and also maintain healthy spine. Also my sleep has really been disturbed and I do not get the quality of sleep that I need, and feel tired and sleepy all the day. Thank You.
You have to strengthen the back and abdominal muscles. Let some friend or someone in your family massage your upper body with sesame oil on daily basis. Sesame oil provides nutrition to the muscles and reduces vata. Accumulation of vata is responsible for ache. Take a bath with lukewarm water after 30 minutes. You will feel the strength in few days. Start exercising and walking once you start feeling better. Start doing light warm up sequences that target the abdomen. You can find yogic warm up sequences on Youtube. As you had thoracotomy, I would advise you to refrain from extensive workouts. Deep breathing, walking and 10 minutes of warm up exercises are good for you. Start any multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplement available in your country. Once vata element is balanced in your body, sleep patterns will normalize on their own.